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Ḳābūs b. Wus̲h̲magīr b. Ziyār
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, S̲h̲ams al-Maʿālī Abu’l-Ḥasan (reigned 366-71/977-81 and 388-403/998 to 1012-13), fourth ruler of the Ziyārid dynasty which had been founded by Mardāwīd̲j̲ b. Ziyār [q.v.] and which ruled in Ṭabaristān and Gurgān (Ḏj̲urd̲j̲ān). Like other families rising to prominence in the “Daylamī interlude” of Persian history, the Ziyārids endeavoured to attach themselves to the pre-Islamic Iranian past, and Ḳābūs’s grandson Kay Kāʾūs makes Ḳābūs’s ancestors rulers of Gīlān in the time of Kay K̲h̲usraw ( Ḳābūs-nāma , Preface). As under his predecessors, suzerainty over the Caspi…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Ḳābūs b. Wus̲h̲magīr b. Ziyār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3749>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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